100 episodes

The Gov Innovator podcast, hosted by Andy Feldman, features audio interviews with insightful public sector innovators and experts.

Gov Innovator podcast Andy Feldman

    • Government
    • 4.8, 15 Ratings

The Gov Innovator podcast, hosted by Andy Feldman, features audio interviews with insightful public sector innovators and experts.

    Creating a culture of experimentation within organizations: An interview with Stefan Thomke, Harvard Business School – Episode #171

    Creating a culture of experimentation within organizations: An interview with Stefan Thomke, Harvard Business School – Episode #171

    What insights can public leaders gain from leading companies about building a culture of experimentation? To find out, we’re joined by Stefan Thomke, the author of the new book Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments. Dr. Thomke is the William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and has published […]

    • 9 min
    Using behavioral insights to help recruit diverse police candidates: An interview with Elizabeth Linos, University of California, Berkeley – Episode #170

    Using behavioral insights to help recruit diverse police candidates: An interview with Elizabeth Linos, University of California, Berkeley – Episode #170

    Attracting a police force from diverse backgrounds is one important step in ensuring that citizens are well served by their police departments and have trust in the police. But what steps can police departments take that are effective in achieving that goal? The Behavioral Insights Team, in conjunction with the What Works Cities Initiative, set […]

    • 13 min
    How the Small Business Administration became a leader in evidence-based decision making: An interview with Jason Bossie, Director, Office of Performance Management, SBA – Episode #169

    How the Small Business Administration became a leader in evidence-based decision making: An interview with Jason Bossie, Director, Office of Performance Management, SBA – Episode #169

    The Small Business Administration's Jason Bossie describes how the SBA strengthened a culture of evidence and data, including creating an evaluation office and a chief data officer role within the CFO's office, as well as creating a learning agenda to identify priority research questions from its bureaus.

    • 9 min
    How Oregon’s auto-enrollment IRA program, OregonSaves, helps state residents save for retirement: An interview with Lisa Massena, Executive Director, OregonSaves – Episode #168

    How Oregon’s auto-enrollment IRA program, OregonSaves, helps state residents save for retirement: An interview with Lisa Massena, Executive Director, OregonSaves – Episode #168

    Lisa Massena explains how OregonSaves is designed to make payroll retirement savings plans available to all workers in Oregon, with design features that make it easier for participants to make good choices.

    • 7 min
    Two promising strategies to promote college success for disadvantaged students: An interview with Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh, and Michael Weiss, MDRC – Episode #167

    Two promising strategies to promote college success for disadvantaged students: An interview with Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh, and Michael Weiss, MDRC – Episode #167

    Lindsay Page of the University of Pittsburg and Michael Weiss of MDRC discuss the Dell Scholars Program and CUNY ASAP, both of which have been found to have sizable effects on promoting college success for low-income and first-generation students.

    • 11 min
    How HHS’s Data Science CoLab catalyzes employee innovation: An interview with Will Yang, CoLab Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Episode #166

    How HHS’s Data Science CoLab catalyzes employee innovation: An interview with Will Yang, CoLab Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Episode #166

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a pilot version of a new initiative called the Data Science CoLab, an eight-week-long data science training program. The first class, which kicked off in October 2017, included 25 employees from different agencies within HHS and with different levels of knowledge about using data. Participants applied […]

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Arvind A. ,

Informative and Valuable

This podcast is concise and focused on specific policies, a topic that sorely needs discussing.

JessPK19 ,

Great podcast!

Maria Cancian's comments are spot-on!

TRFlack ,

10/10

Short, sweet, and to the point. This podcast is great for anyone who works in policy or active citizens who want to promote forward thinking, evidence backed initiatives and policies in their communities.

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